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The Anthropocene is a nuclear epoch – so how can we survive it?

The fallout (both literal and figurative) from international nuclear weapons testing, nuclear energy and nuclear disasters are embedded in our environment, but also in our society.

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America’s role in the world 75 years after Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was more than just the gateway to America’s entry into World War II.

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‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

It is time to understand what actual behaviors are used by one parent to harm the other parent’s relationship with a child so that we don’t allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.

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Why America’s labor unions are about to die

Trumps victory follows a straight line from the defeat of the Labor Reform Act of 1978 to the election of 2016.

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What Donald Trump’s surprise victory means for the economy and business

Steven Pressman and three other economists weigh in on 2016 election results.

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What Theresa May could teach America’s next president about leading a divided country

The real lessons of “Brexit” will become apparent not on election day but starting the day after, when the person elected to be the next president of the United States turns to the unenviable but critical task of putting the country back together.

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Could Colorado’s proposed health care plan be a model for the rest of us?

The measure, called ColoradoCare, builds on the Affordable Care Act, which has succeeded in expanding health insurance coverage but failed to stop the rise of health care costs.

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Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

If the results of legalization initiatives on this year’s ballot are all “yes,” about 23 percent of Americans will be able to use marijuana socially. But the conflict between state and federal law creates an unstable financial environment for producers and retailers.

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Deep underground, smartphones can save miners’ lives

Communications can be greatly enhanced with software and hardware innovations used with commercially available smartphones and wireless network equipment.

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